-Disqus is now fully functional. Thanks to BlogOps at Patheos for getting it up and running. All of your former comments should now be imported into the Disqus system, so please let us know if you see any glitches.

-Disqus allows for some things that I’ve wanted and some of you have asked for. It allows for deeper and more intuitive threads on conversations. And, best of all, it allows you to “like” a comment — comments (and threads) with the most likes get bumped to the top.

-I recommend that you get a Disqus account, or link it to your Facebook or Twitter. I think you’ll like the improvement.

-Patheos is currently working on some other back-end changes that will decrease load times, so thanks for your patience.

-Patheos is also moving to a new mobile platform. That means for the many of you who access this blog via iPhone and Android, the blog will show up in a much more readable format. Again, thanks for your patience during the transition.

-Yes, the pop-ups suck. I hate them. I’ve been assured that they will go away on the new mobile interface. I’ll keep fighting to get them to go away everywhere (at least on my blog).

-I’m getting on a plane to go to Lauren Winner’s wedding (yay!) — I’ll write my thoughts on God’s omniscience en route.

-I’m done quarreling with David Fitch (yay!) — it seems he’s incorrigible.

OK, open thread in the comments today. Do you have any thoughts on the points above, or is there anything you’d like to see addressed in the blog? (As always, shoot me links and questions through my website, Facebook, or Twitter.)

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  • Done and Done

  • My heart skipped a beat when I saw a “read more” button underneath another person’s comment. Now comments that are too long to read won’t clog up the page. Also keeps me from posting long ish.

  • Done quarreling as in no longer trying. Or done as in there’s been some kind of fruitful responses?

    After writing a dissertation on this stuff–and pointing to what is the common ground, which is very different ground than most Evangelical or Mainline ecclesiologies–it’s weird to me that there couldn’t be some shared dialogue.

    Yet, in a way, your divisions gives you each credibility with your respective audiences, and maybe, in this way, really help lead the broader church towards shared goals.

  • T.S.Gay

    It’s weird to me, also, that there couldn’t be shared dialogue. However, one notices certain things. Fitch isn’t listened to in the blogging world as much as McKnight or Olson, but he obviously influences the theological world. Roger Olson had a series of posts( that I’m not interested in going back to) on emerging where the basic point was that it had basically become a branch of Mainline Christianity. This has probably become accepted in some circles. Scot McKnight was known for years as giving emerging an ear, but there was a point when he officially stopped. I really believe it was before he was obviously distraught with McLaren’s “A New Kind of Christianity”. The one most important thing one notices, as Tony Jones has observed, is that after some dialogue, it can come down to being political. Why? I mean it gets to me. It just feels like a form of drawing a line of who’s in and who’s out after all the talk of unbounded set.
    My answer to the why question is that some people have a post-modern mind-set and some do not. This is their dialoging DNA. It’s what separates them on theological and so-called culture war issues. My position is that you may think that a post-modern mind-set is fashionable nonsense, but give it a chance to explain what isn’t so obvious to all. What people have called emerging( and for sure some labels wax and wane) isn’t going away. And it is just in the beginnings as it relates to Christianity. It probably will have a derogatory name in the future, given the history of cultures.

  • Michael Toy

    This post is the kind of namby pambywishy washy nonsense I would expect from someone who has been deceived by the Spirit Of This Age. There are only two sides to any argument, God’s or Satan’s, and ths piece stinks of sulfur.

    • Is it Disqus or a curious belief in the divine intent of popups that are the problem?

      • toddh

        I think he just wants to see the Fitch quarrel continue.